Wednesday, November 18, 2009

4-State Beef Conference--Lewis, IA Jan. 12 at 9:30 am


The 4-State Beef Conference is designed to provide beef cattle interests in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics. The conference is a forum of specialists from four of the nation's leading beef cattle land grant universities.

To register online or for more information go to:

Whole Herd Health: Common Health Problems Dr. Richard Randle Associate Professor, Vet & Biomedical Sciences University of Nebraska
Mineral Nutrition Dr. K.C. Olson Associate Professor, Cow-Calf Nutrition and Management Kansas State University
Factors Affecting Sale Barn Prices Karl Harborth Extension Livestock Specialist Kansas State University Extension
Replacement Heifers: Buying vs. Raising Dr. John Lawrence Extension Livestock Economist and DirectorIowa Beef Center, Iowa State University

January 12
9:30 a.m. Armstrong Research Farm53020 Hitchcock AvenueLewis, Iowa
3:30 p.m. Community Building 335 Clay Tecumseh, Nebraska
January 13
9:30 a.m. Eiberger Building4552 Hwy 169King City, Missouri
3:30 p.m. Jackson County Fair building5th & DakotaHolton, Kansas

Note: All four meetings have the same topics, just different times and locations.

Registration Detail
$25 Registration Fee
January 8, 2010 Deadline

The fee includes a meal and a copy of the conference proceedings.
Call or email to register :

Iowa--Clint McDonald 712-644-2105

or register online via PayPal at

New Iowa 4-H Website

The new Iowa 4-H Web site makes it easier for Polk Countykids and teens to connect with 4-H and Iowa State University Extension online. The site,, includes an interactive map to help kids and teens connect with 4-H, project links, games, event calendars, an interactive networking site for members and more, explained Shelly Greiving. Find a 4-H Club uses interactive Google Maps to help kids find 4-H contact information within their county. This feature will be expanded over the next few months to include links to all Iowa 4-H clubs.

Project Pages include links, exhibit ideas and community service ideas for each 4-H project area.
“Kids and teens can get involved in these projects, right now, right here in Polk County, ” Shelly said. Why 4-H features current 4-H members and why they have chosen 4-H. Roll over each of their photos to see their quotes about the impact 4-H has had on their lives.

Teen Network is a ning site specifically for teens (ages 13-18) who are in 4-H to connect, network, share photos and videos and talk about their 4-H experiences. It’s a community with content generated by 4-H youth for 4-H youth. Teens must be 4-H members to participate in this social network. The new 4-H site also includes an expanded search feature and information for parents, teachers and 4-H volunteers, Shelly added.

For more information about 4-H, contact the Iowa 4-H office of ISU Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.

Contacts :Shelly Greving, Iowa 4-H Foundation Marketing Coordinator (515) 294-1607,
Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fundraiser at Bass Pro Shops


I have a great way that Bass Pro can help your non-profit and/or cause this Christmas season. You provide the volunteers and the donation canister and we will provide you and your 3-4 volunteers wrapping paper, boxes, bows, tissue paper, tape, and an area with a couple tables to set it all up on. Then you offer our Customers “Free” Gift Wrapping for donations. You would also be welcome to bring a banner and/or literature about your organization to hand out. I’m in the process of making a big sign that says something like, “Free gift wrapping provided by________. If you would like to support our cause with a donation we appreciate it!”.

I will be signing groups up for 1-2 days each on a first come, first serve basis. My goal is to get every hour we are open from Black Friday to Christmas Eve signed up for. At this moment here are the dates that are NOT AVAILABLE to sign up for.

November 27th-28th and December 12th-13th.

Please email me with a 1st choice set of 2 days and a 2nd choice set in case the first is taken. Also, please note that any of the volunteers you may bring MUST be 18 or older.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me!

Tiffany DeLarme
Bass Pro Shops #43
1000 Bass Pro Drive NW
Altoona Iowa 50009